The only thing I remember reading about GRAVITY when it was first brought to my attention was that it was essentially nothing more than George Clooney and Sandra Bullock stuck in space together, well floating in space together with no ship to get them home. I never really considered the events that would lead to that type of premise, but the teaser for GRAVITY indeed teases that very thing and the events look kind of awesome.
I still don’t know if I’m all that interested in watching a full movie based on this, but I have to say I’m a little more interested than I was initially. While most claustrophobic thrillers focus on extremely closed in spaces to create that sense of dread GRAVITY takes to an extreme opposite by presenting characters lost and floating in the infinite black of outer space.
You can see the trailer for yourself below and feel free to leave your thoughts. The opening sells what I believe will be the type of tone might be carried through the whole film which is very somber while the action that sets everything in to motion is great and suspenseful. I fully expect though that once the accident happens the rest of the film will be as somber and introspective given the last shot of the trailer of Bullock spinning out into space all alone. What are your thoughts?
GRAVITY is directed by Alfonso Cuarón and will be released October 4, 2013.